In the Criminology programme at the University of Essex you will work with a supervisor whose role is to guide you through the different stages of your research degree. In some cases, you may have joint supervision by two members of our staff and where appropriate with staff from other departments.
At Essex, our library holdings in criminology and sociology are very strong – criminology and the sociology of deviance have been taught here by academics such as Stanley Cohen and Ken Plummer since the early 1970s.
Within our Department of Sociology, we have an ever-increasing range of open-access computing facilities available for your use and, to further assist you with your research, we have bibliographic and qualitative analysis packages available on some of these machines.
We have our own Student Resource Centre which provides a range of support for all our sociology students, including help with study skills.
Many of our postgraduates go on to successful academic careers, both in the UK and overseas. Others have established careers in non-governmental organisations, local authorities, specialist think tanks, government departments, charities, media production, and market research.
Our University is strong across the social sciences so, by studying with us, you gain the opportunity to work with and be taught by world-class scholars. We have strong interdisciplinary links which mean your studies can be informed by a variety of perspectives.
- Crime and the media
- Drug use and markets
- Women, crime and criminal justice
- Green criminology and crimes against the environment
- Organised crime
- Prisons and rehabilitation
- Sexual labour, regulation and human rights
- Histories of crime, punishment and victimisation
- Terrorism and counter-terrorism
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesSociology Criminal Law Criminology View 163 other Masters in Criminal Law in United Kingdom
- You will need a good Masters degree, or equivalent, in Criminology, Sociology or a related subject. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.
- You will normally be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.
International17050 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17050 GBP per year during 24 months.
National5630 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5630 GBP per year during 24 months.
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